In 2020, the Postal Service released several stamps that highlighted printing technologies that were new to the production of our stamps, including the Innovation stamps that used rainbow holographic foil.
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In 2020, the Postal Service released several stamps that highlighted stamp printing technologies.
- The “Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat” was the beginning of a new Celebrating Lunar New Year stamp series. The stamps had intricate gold foil on a crown, in the stamp artwork, as well as the stamp’s selvage.
- The “Let’s Celebrate!” stamp has three colors of foil throughout the circles giving a fun pop of shiny color like confetti.
- The “Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor” stamp used intricate intaglio printing for the flower on the ship’s hull. In intaglio printing, the design is engraved into the surface of a printing plate. Ink is forced into those depressions, and then paper is pressed into the depressions to receive the three-dimensional impression of the design.
- The “Innovation” stamps used rainbow holographic foil giving interest to the images.
- The “Thank You” stamps used gold foil in the words “Thank You” and in the accompanying floral design.